America Had a Week

One thing I want to to is to with the politics section is to showcase some folks whose insights I have really like, especially in the times we are in. Trump is becoming more and more autocratic by the day. He did a ton of firing this past week and there are plenty of other ways Trump is creating chaos.

A few news items are below. A good place to see more details on more specific strange and concerning events concerning Trump and his regime is The Weekly List, which is updated every week. This is the list for the current week.

Attorney General Barr seems to embrace Republican talking points on Mueller Russia probe

Kirstjen Nielsen resigns as homeland security secretary under pressure from Trump

Trump pushed to close El Paso border, told admin officials to resume family separations and agents not to admit migrants

Trump relies on acting Cabinet officials more than most presidents. It’s not an accident.

White House proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities, targeting political foes

David Rothkopf (A good Twitter follow, a foreign policy expert and author, had a very good Twitter thread about all of this. I include the first part of it here and a link to the rest of the thread. It’s a good read.

Something broke in America this week. We have been spiraling downward since Trump’s election, but this week, we crossed a line. The President and his men began asserting that they were above the law–and effectively no one in our system did anything to stop them.

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